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1. ANTI - CORRUPTION COMMISSION CATHEDRAL HOUSE 3 GLOUCESTER STREET FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE, WEST AFRICA 2 nd July , 2018 PRESS RELEASE ACC SECURES CONVICTION IN BO The High Court of Sierra Leone Holden at Bo , presided over by the Honourable Justice M.A.J Steven s , on 30 th June 2018 sentenced John Nabie to one ( 1 ) year imprisonment or to pay a fine of Twenty Million Leones ( Le. 20,000,000 ) . Nabie was convicted on four counts of corruption related offences viz: two counts of Soliciting an A dvantage contrary to sect ion 35(1) of A nti - C orruption Act (ACA) No . 12 of 2008; and two count s of Accepting an A dvantage contrary to section 35(1) of AC Act 2008. Delivering his verdict, the Judge stated that the act of the accused was contrary to the AC Act of 2008 and that the C ommission has proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt; therefore "the court orders that the sentence of imprisonment run s concurrently and the fines run consecutively." Effectively, the accused will pay a cumulative fine of Le20,000,000 or serve one ye ar imprisonment. It could be recalled that on dates unknown, between 1st day of September 2015 and 3 0th September 2015 , t he convict John Nabie a resident of B u mpe Town, Ngao Chiefdom in Bo, Southern Provin ce of Sierra Leone at Bu mpe Town solicited and acce pted an advant age in the sum of one hundred thousand Leones from beneficiaries of a project call ed ‘ Rapid Ebola Social Safety Net ’ being implemented by National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) to ease plight of families affected by the Ebola in their communities. The State was represented by Nigel B.E. Davies Esq. and Adrian B.C. Samuels Esq. whilst the defendant w as represented by Patrick N. John Bull Esq. The A nti - C orruption C ommission reassures the general public of its continued commitment to the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone. For further enquiries, contact John Tarawally, Communications Officer on +232 - 99 - 545141. .......................................... PATRICK SANDI DEPUTY DIRECTOR , PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREAC H

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